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AXA Expanding In Charlotte; 550 New Jobs

By at May 10, 2017 | 9:49 am | 0 Comment

AXA Expanding In Charlotte; 550 New Jobs

May 10, 2017 Insurance company AXA planning Charlotte expansion, adding 550 new jobs over the next 5 years to their existing University area location. Bringing IT, finance, legal, accounting, customer service, human resources and other new jobs to the area, the... Read more »

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U.S. News Ranks Charlotte As 14th Best Place To Live

By at February 7, 2017 | 8:35 am | 0 Comment

U.S. News Ranks Charlotte As 14th Best Place To Live

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 U.S. News and World Report has a new list of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., and Charlotte is No. 14. The new list rates the Triangle above Charlotte, as Raleigh-Durham took the No. 7 spot. Winston-Salem is No. 37, and Greensboro... Read more »

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Proposal For Charlotte’s Major League Soccer Bid

By at January 21, 2017 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

Proposal For Charlotte’s Major League Soccer Bid

Saturday, January 21, 2017 Mecklenburg County has released the terms of the proposed Major League Soccer stadium for the city of Charlotte; a 20,000-seat stadium and costs divided evenly between team owners and local government. The draft deal was released Friday and... Read more »

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Google Fiber Rolling Out To Second Charlotte Neighborhood

By at October 7, 2016 | 12:47 pm | 0 Comment

Google Fiber Rolling Out To Second Charlotte Neighborhood

Google Fiber has announced that it's now accepting sign-ups in its second Charlotte area neighborhood, Prosperity Village, after launching its ultra high-speed internet service in the Highland Creek area this past July. Residents have until December 6th to sign up for... Read more »

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Bar Charlotte Closed After 20 Years Uptown

By at June 8, 2016 | 1:57 pm | 0 Comment

Bar Charlotte Closed After 20 Years Uptown

After 21 years on North College St, long time 18+ nightspot Bar Charlotte, has closed its doors for good. Known for its mechanical bull, affordable drinks, and college nightlife appeal, this uptown staple quietly held its grand finale on May 28th. The 300 N College... Read more »

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Carowinds’ New Carolina Harbor WaterPark Now Open!

By at May 22, 2016 | 9:17 am | 0 Comment

Carowinds’ New Carolina Harbor WaterPark Now Open!

May 22, 2016 The latest phase in Carowinds' $50 million expansion and renovation project is now open: the Carolina Harbor Waterpark. The wait is over! Guests can splash, slide and soak up the Carolina sun at what has been recognized as one of the 10 Best Waterparks... Read more »

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Charlotte vs Denver – A Tale of Two Cities – How the Super Bowl 50 Cities Match Up

By at February 1, 2016 | 4:29 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte vs Denver – A Tale of Two Cities – How the Super Bowl 50 Cities Match Up

Charlotte vs Denver - A Tale of Two Cities - How the Super Bowl 50 Cities Match Up... From the days, hours, and minutes leading up to the Big Game, the differences between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be analyzed countlessly. But what about the two... Read more »

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Expansion Plan For Charlotte’s Gold Line Streetcar Service

By at November 11, 2015 | 4:51 pm | 0 Comment

Expansion Plan For Charlotte’s Gold Line Streetcar Service

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 As the second phase of the CityLynx Gold Line streetcar service gets underway, Charlotte Area Transit System officials are meeting neighbors in east and west Charlotte with public meetings to discuss the project’s progress. A meeting... Read more »

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2015 Charlotte / Mecklenburg Election Results

By at November 4, 2015 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

2015 Charlotte / Mecklenburg Election Results

2015 Election Results for Charlotte / Mecklenburg Results Democrat Jennifer Roberts will be the next Charlotte mayor after Republican Edwin Peacock conceded the race late Tuesday night. "I want to take a minute to say a special thanks to you," Roberts told a crowd... Read more »

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Charlotte Chosen To Host 2017 NBA All-Star Game

By at June 22, 2015 | 6:05 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Chosen To Host 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Monday, June 22, 2015 The city of Charlotte has won a bid to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. A formal announcement is expected at 11am Tuesday, with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan in attendance at a news conference,... Read more »

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Charlotte Hornets to Pick Ninth and 39th in 2015 NBA Draft

By at May 20, 2015 | 7:53 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Hornets to Pick Ninth and 39th in 2015 NBA Draft

The Charlotte Hornets will have the ninth and 39th selections in the 2015 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 25, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Hornets had just a 6.1 percent chance of receiving one of the top three picks in the Draft Lottery,... Read more »

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7-Eleven Franchise Fees Waived at 13 Charlotte Area Stores

By at March 11, 2015 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

7-Eleven Franchise Fees Waived at 13 Charlotte Area Stores

Interested in owning a 7-Eleven in Charlotte? Franchise fees will be waived for 13 Charlotte-area 7-Eleven stores as part of a plan to expand the convenience retailer’s footprint in the area and turn more of its stores into franchise operations. Between now and June... Read more »

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Charlotte Airport Breaks All-Time Passenger Record

By at February 6, 2015 | 10:16 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Airport Breaks All-Time Passenger Record

Charlotte Douglas airport set an all-time record for passengers in 2014. Leaders are now studying how to keep up with that growth. The airport said Thursday that it set a new passenger record in 2014, with more than 44.3 million travelers. The vast majority of those... Read more »

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Google Fiber Is Coming To Charlotte

By at January 27, 2015 | 8:06 pm | 0 Comment

Google Fiber Is Coming To Charlotte

Google Fiber is coming to Charlotte, Mayor Dan Clodfelter and Google announced during Tuesday's press conference. "This is a major, major win for our city," Clodfelter said during the announcement. The installation of Google's high-end, 100x faster broadband speeds... Read more »

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Hornets Beat Heat For 8th Win In 9 Games

By at January 22, 2015 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

Hornets Beat Heat For 8th Win In 9 Games

After a 78-76 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, the Charlotte Hornets have won three in a row and eight of nine overall. Kemba Walker scored 15 points and Bismack Biyombo had 12 points and 12 rebounds. The key has been the defensive side, with Charlotte... Read more »

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Charlotte Startup Socialtopias Launches New Social Network

By at December 30, 2014 | 3:59 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Startup Socialtopias Launches New Social Network

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Tomorrow Charlotte based startup Socialtopias launches its social network described as for ‘real life’ fun and its developers say it can revolutionize your "real" social life. Based in a small SouthEnd office suite, Socialtopias targets... Read more »

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Charlotte Area Gas Prices Continue To Fall; Lowest In Nearly 5 Years

By at December 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Area Gas Prices Continue To Fall; Lowest In Nearly 5 Years

Thursday, December 11, 2014 Gas prices in Charlotte and nationwide continue to plunge, reaching the lowest levels seen in nearly five years. A spokesperson with AAA of the Carolinas said average prices are falling an average of five to seven cents a week in recent... Read more »

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Charlotte Ranked No. 2 Fastest Growing Big City In The U.S.

By at December 4, 2014 | 10:17 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Ranked No. 2 Fastest Growing Big City In The U.S.

Friday, December 5, 2014 Recently released data by the U.S. Census Bureau ranks Charlotte No. 2 among the fastest growing big cities in the United States. The data released on Thursday from the 2013 five-year American Community Survey, shows that the Queen City has... Read more »

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CPCC Fundraising Campaign Raises Record $64M

By at November 5, 2014 | 6:49 pm | 1 Comments

CPCC Fundraising Campaign Raises Record $64M

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has completed its five-year “Legacy and Promise” campaign, raising a grand total of $63,894,128 in cash and in-kind contributions. The campaign, which had a $30-million goal and honored CPCC’s... Read more »

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Charlotte Hornets Bury Bobcats Name For Halloween

By at October 31, 2014 | 9:45 pm | 0 Comment

Charlotte Hornets Bury Bobcats Name For Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014 After one game under the returned Charlotte Hornets name, the team saw it fit to put the Bobcats name to bed, via a custom casket cake. The cake featured an RIP cross and the words "Here Lies The Bobcats." The Hornets name returned to... Read more »

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Software Firm AvidXchange To Add 600 New Jobs in Charlotte

By at September 15, 2014 | 10:58 pm | 0 Comment

Software Firm AvidXchange To Add 600 New Jobs in Charlotte

Monday, September 15, 2014 Charlotte based software company AvidXchange has announced plans to expand their operation which includes adding 600 new jobs in the Queen City. The 14 year old privately owned commpany, which automates bill payments and invoicing for... Read more »

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Charlotte Premium Outlets Now Open

By at July 31, 2014 | 7:33 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Premium Outlets Now Open

Thursday, July 31, 2014 Charlotte Premium Outlets is now officially opened for business and mall officials are expecting thousands to visit during opening weekend. The 400,000-square-foot Steele Creek mall is a partnership between Greensboro-based Tanger Factory... Read more »

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Charlotte’s Levines, Belks Among America’s Wealthiest Families

By at July 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Thursday, July 10, 2014 Two prominent Charlotte families, the Levines and Belks, are among the richest dynasties in America, according to Forbes magazine. The families needed to have a combined net worth of $1 billion in order to be considered. Forbes then estimated... Read more »

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Charlotte’s Epicentre Complex Sells For $130.5 Million

By at May 17, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte’s Epicentre Complex Sells For $130.5 Million

Uptown Charlotte's EpiCentre entertainment complex has been sold to Los Angeles based real estate firm CIM Group for $130.5 million, according to real estate records filed Monday. CIM Group, who also owns the BB&T Center office tower at 200 S. College St., issued a... Read more »

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Education Software Firm Thinkgate Moving HQ To Charlotte; Hiring Up To 120

By at April 2, 2014 | 12:20 am | 0 Comment

Education Software Firm Thinkgate Moving HQ To Charlotte; Hiring Up To 120

Education software and technology firm Thinkgate is moving its headquarters from Atlanta to uptown Charlotte, with plans to hire up to 120 workers over the next three years. A technology and software provider for education agencies, Thinkgate is moving its corporate... Read more »

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Gas Prices In Charlotte Area Continue To Fall

By at November 11, 2013 | 3:15 pm | 0 Comment

Gas Prices In Charlotte Area Continue To Fall

Monday, November 11, 2013 Gas prices in the Charlotte area continued to fall during the past week as nationwide averages reached their lowest in over two years. According to AAA Carolinas, the average local price today for regular unleaded is $3.18 per gallon, down... Read more »

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Charlotte 49ers Kickoff Football Era With Blowout Victory

By at September 1, 2013 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte 49ers Kickoff Football Era With Blowout Victory

Sunday, September 1, 2013 Charlotte 49ers began their first ever football season with a 52-7 blowout win over Campbell at Richardson Stadium. The 49ers couldn’t have hoped for more from the much-anticipated, super-hyped first game in school history, played before a... Read more »

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Charlotte Breaks Ground On Light Rail Extension To UNCC

By at July 19, 2013 | 5:17 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Breaks Ground On Light Rail Extension To UNCC

On Thursday, area leaders took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the extension of Charlotte's light rail. The extension will be a 9-mile stretch from Uptown to University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with 11 stations along the way. When construction on the... Read more »

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President Obama Nominates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary

By at April 29, 2013 | 7:50 pm | 0 Comment

President Obama Nominates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary

President Barack Obama has nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the Department of Transportation in his second-term Cabinet. “I know Anthony’s experience will make him an outstanding Transportation Secretary. He’s got the respect of his peers, mayors and... Read more »

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Charlotte Bobcats Fire Head Coach Mike Dunlap After One Season

By at April 24, 2013 | 9:42 am | 0 Comment

Charlotte Bobcats Fire Head Coach Mike Dunlap After One Season

The Charlotte Bobcats fired head coach Mike Dunlap on Tuesday after just one season with the team. The Bobcats went 21-61 under Dunlap, finishing with the second-worst record in the NBA ahead of only the Orlando Magic. Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod... Read more »

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NC Legislators Attempt Takeover Of Charlotte Airport

By at March 14, 2013 | 7:43 am | 0 Comment

NC Legislators Attempt Takeover Of Charlotte Airport

Thursday, March 14, 2013 North Carolina Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to move toward a takeover of one of the country's busiest airports by pulling control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport away from city officials. The state Senate voted 33-16... Read more »

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Belk Donates $5 Million To UNC Charlotte

By at February 13, 2013 | 11:21 am | 0 Comment

Belk Donates $5 Million To UNC Charlotte

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Charlotte based department store chain Belk Inc has announced a commitment of $5 million to UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business over the next five years, with the intention of boosting the school’s efforts to teach business... Read more »

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EpiCentre’s Mez To Close At End Of The Month

By at January 14, 2013 | 1:31 pm | 0 Comment

EpiCentre’s Mez To Close At End Of The Month

Monday, January 14, 2013 Mez, located in Charlotte's Epicentre complex, has announced they will be closing their doors on January 27th. Mez announced the closing Monday morning on their Facebook page: “We are very sad to announce today that Mez will be closing its... Read more »

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Cleveland Browns Hire Panthers’ Chudzinski As New Head Coach

By at January 11, 2013 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

Cleveland Browns Hire Panthers’ Chudzinski As New Head Coach

January 11, 2013 The Cleveland Browns have announced Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach. Rob Chudzinski will be the sixth coach since the franchise re-boot in 1999, the Browns announced. He was the Carolina Panthers'... Read more »

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New Orleans Considering Name Change To Pelicans; Hornets Name May Be Available For Charlotte To Take Back

By at December 6, 2012 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

New Orleans Considering Name Change To Pelicans; Hornets Name May Be Available For Charlotte To Take Back

The New Orleans Hornets are expected to become the New Orleans Pelicans, perhaps as early as the 2013-14 season, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Yahoo! Sports, citing numerous sources, reports the team also considered Krewe and Brass as potential nicknames. The... Read more »

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NCAA Returning To Charlotte

By at November 14, 2012 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment

NCAA Returning To Charlotte

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The NCAA has selected Time Warner Cable Arena and UNC Charlotte as hosts of second and third round games during the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Since the uptown arena opened in 2005, it has been the site of both the NCAA... Read more »

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2012 Veterans Day Specials, Discounts, Freebies

By at November 11, 2012 | 12:51 pm | 0 Comment

2012 Veterans Day Specials, Discounts, Freebies

Specials, discounts, free meals, etc being offered to active, former and retired military members for this year's Veterans Day holiday. Most offers are good for Sunday and/or Monday. Military ID typically required. Happy Veterans Day! Applebees Free Meal Applebees is... Read more »

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Carolina Panthers Fire GM Marty Hurney

By at October 22, 2012 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

Carolina Panthers Fire GM Marty Hurney

Monday, October 22, 2012 Marty Hurney has been relieved of his duties as general manager of the Carolina Panthers, who are off to a 1-5 start and have not made the playoffs since 2008. The Panthers have the worst record in the NFC in a season that began with big... Read more »

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Cam Newton Launches “MADE” Clothing Line

By at October 9, 2012 | 10:50 am | 0 Comment

Cam Newton Launches “MADE” Clothing Line

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 On Monday, Carolina Panthers quarterback & NFL star Cam Newton introduced his new "Made" clothing line, in a partnership with Belk department stores. The Charlotte based department store partnered with Newton to launch "MADE Cam Newton". The... Read more »

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Krispy Kreme Returns To Charlotte

By at September 24, 2012 | 5:35 pm | 0 Comment

Krispy Kreme Returns To Charlotte

Monday, September 24, 2012 After closing all of its Charlotte area stores due to falling revenue, Krispy Kreme has opened its first Charlotte location in four years – a 2,800-square-foot building off of North Sharon Amity Road. Dozens of people camped outside Sunday... Read more »

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